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ERIC Number: EJ926784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
History Scene Investigations: From Clues to Conclusions
McIntyre, Beverly
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n3 p17-21 Jan-Feb 2011
In this article, the author introduces a social studies lesson that allows students to learn history and practice reading skills, critical thinking, and writing. The activity is called History Scene Investigation or HSI, which derives its name from the popular television series based on crime scene investigations (CSI). HSI uses discovery learning and inductive reasoning. It requires students to use artifacts in a mock scene from history as clues for drawing conclusions about the scene. By selecting the appropriate types of artifacts to present to the students, the teacher can adjust the level of difficulty of an HSI lesson, making it appropriate for middle or upper elementary grade students. The author discusses the procedure for implementing HSI. (Contains 1 chart and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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